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Cacti and Succulents
A Complete Guide to Species, Cultivation and Care

Captivate with Cacti and Succulents!


Batavia, IL – January 9, 2007 – From apartment dwellers to vast land owners, cacti and succulents offer a mesmerizing landscape of possibility. They are simply too dramatic not to be noticed and admired.


Cacti and SucculentsCacti and Succulents will familiarize readers with the fascinating world of cacti and succulents, and introduce a selection of easy-to-grow species suitable for beginners, as well ad some of the more difficult and desirable species that make up this fascinating group of plants. Featuring over 50 species of cacti and more than 10 families of succulents, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs, Cacti and Succulents helps readers find the best plants for their interior and outdoor decorating needs. Complete descriptions, including color photographs, will help readers identify their plants and detailed care instructions will help them make sure that their plants thrive. Gideon Smith highlights plants from six garden collections the world over, from Zurich to Phoenix. This is a great addition to any gardener’s library.



Gideon Smith is Chief Director: Research and Scientific Services at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, and holds the John Acocks professorial chair at the University of Pretoria. As a past president of the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study, and chairman of the World Flora Project, he also holds various positions on the steering committees of international botanical initiatives. His work on succulents has been widely recognized and his is the recipient of the prestigious Cactus d’Or (Monaco/IOS), a Fellowship from the American Cactus and Succulent Society and the Allen Dyer Medal (South African Succulent Society). He has published numerous books, scientific and popular papers on succulent plants.



Book Details:

Title: Cacti and Succulents, A Complete Guide to Species, Cultivation and Care

Author: Gideon F. Smith

Publisher: Ball Publishing, Distributed by Independent Publishers Group

Publication: April 2007, $29.95 (CAN $37.95), Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-883052-55-3

Gardening, 160 pages, 8½ x 11, hardcover, color photographs

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